Eat Well: Cake Batter Truffles


My parents belong to a country club in Texas. That country club has brunch every Sunday. Every Sunday brunch has a dessert table. And every dessert table has the most delicious cake batter truffles that I've ever had. They are one of those foods that I crave in a visceral way when it's been a long time since I've eaten them. So, when I hosted a little dinner party this past weekend, I decided that I would try to combat my craving and recreate them myself. As I've said before, baking isn't really my forte when it comes to cooking in general, but I love dessert, so I'm generally willing to test my skills when the occasion calls for it. While these cake balls highlight my distinct lack of artistic skills (they aren't supposed to look quite so...Gothic), they still turned out pretty darn tasty. I used this recipe.


What happens when you open a package of funfetti cake mix with the guns you've been working on in the gym.





These particular cake balls are like the Rorschach test of desserts. I see two little furies, locking horns. What do you see?



It's a question mark!



DSC_1440Have a wonderful, tasty weekend!

Live Well: 2/9/13 Weekend Recap

Per the usual, I had a wonderful weekend here in San Francisco. Here are a few of the moments that made it fun:


My surprise Valentine's Day gift from my mom that showed up on Friday night. My husband worked late on Friday, so this gift kept me company while I got my trashy TV fix from Say Yes to the Dress and Fashion Police. (And yes, you will most certainly be seeing this bracelet in future posts.)


Restocked our wine supply. Something tells me these won't be around for long!


Made cake batter truffles for a little dinner party we hosted. Despite their somewhat strange appearance, they were pretty tasty! (Recipe later this week.)


Enjoyed a very chill Sunday morning...

DSC_1721 the presence of these beautiful flowers.


And only made this face when my husband decided to take close-up photos of me...

DSC_1655...but really felt like this all weekend.

I hope you guys had as great of a weekend as I did! Enjoy your Monday.